Misogyny


Page by Kirsten Acuna, Business Insider
31 Jul 2014

Women Fight Sexual Harassment at Comic-Con – Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk 7/29/2014

At the recent Comic-Con Convention in San Diego, costumed female cosplayers were on the receiving end of much sexual harassment and are fighting back against the creep factor. Jerry and I get into it over the concept of “personal responsibility.”  I pointed out that there is no way to put the responsibility on a woman for her mode of dress as this speaks to the rape culture in...

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15 Jul 2014

Is Maureen Dowd Necessary? Defanging a Hillary Basher via a Chapter from “Dirty Words on Clean Skin”

Maureen Dowd, arguably the most powerful columnist at The New York Times, has made a career of loathing Hillary Clinton, painting her in a negative light as often as possible, whether she has anything to do with the topic at hand or not. Dowd’s latest columns bash both mother and daughter.  First Dowd trashes Chelsea Clinton for the $75,000 fee she earns making speeches, although...

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Nick Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, 
Houston Chronicle
08 Jul 2014

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision May Be a Disaster for Republicans

Last week’s firestorm set off by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has brought into sharp focus the problem Republicans have in their outreach to women.  Rather than Utah Senator Mike Lee et al taking a victory lap over Hobby Lobby’s exemption from covering 4 types of contraception that it (wrongly) classifies as abortifacients in its health care plan, what should trouble Conservatives is the...

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Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk #YesAllWomen 5/29/2014
30 May 2014

Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk #YesAllWomen 5/29/2014

In response to my recent article, Ramifications of #YesAllWomen/#NotAllMen In the Wake of Elliot Rodger’s Killing Spree, Jerry and I look at our society’s addiction to misogyny, toxic masculinity and what we can do to open a dialogue to break that cycle.  We also discuss Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu’s brave and insightful Daily Beast article, Your Princess Is In Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement and Nerds.  The piece...

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Ramifications of #YesAllWomen/#NotAllMen in the Wake of Elliot Rodger’s Killing Spree
28 May 2014

Ramifications of #YesAllWomen/#NotAllMen in the Wake of Elliot Rodger’s Killing Spree

Struggling to make sense of Elliot Rodger’s rampage at UC Santa Barbara last Friday, murdering six men and women and wounding thirteen others before killing himself, whether we blame mental illness or lax gun law enforcement, the roots of his rage were his misogynist hatred of and sense of sexual entitlement to the women he objectified, as illuminated by his chilling 137-page manifesto. Per Amanda...

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23 Apr 2014

Jon Stewart Gives Sexist Blowhards What For

Jon Stewart’s brilliant takedown of the preposterous double standards leveled at Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and, for that matter, all women in politics is almost enough to make me forgive him for not sharing this in 2008… I’ll take it now.  Thanks, Jon. Honestly, this ought to be required viewing for all talking heads. Watch and enjoy! (here is the link, just in case) ******************************* Anita Finlay...

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The Rush to Define Hillary as a Space Alien or the 50-Foot Woman
24 Jan 2014

The Rush to Define Hillary as a Space Alien or the 50-Foot Woman

Republicans fearful of Secretary Clinton contesting for the Presidency in 2016 are falling over themselves to define her early, trotting out tired ageist, sexist attacks while screaming “Benghazi” 24/7.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is their best hope to defeat her.  While he works overtime to tamp down the “Bridge-gate” scandal that threatens his presidential hopes, RNC Chair Reince Priebus and others shout “she’s inauthentic”, she represents the...

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16 Dec 2013

Miley Cyrus vs. Rashida Jones: What is Feminine Power?

Actress/Producer Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”) has gotten blowback from some feminist groups for complaining that “stripper poles, G-strings, boobs, and a lot of tongue action [are] all now normal accessories for mainstream pop stars” and “2013 was the Year of the Very Visible Vagina.”  Jones wondered if she could just like the music “without having to take an ultrasound tour of some pop star’s...

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26 Sep 2013

Are Republicans Trying to Lose? Will Female Pundits Come to Their Rescue?

The Washington Times’ Wesley Pruden just derided Hillary Clinton for her “occasional” visits to the hairdresser and wrote that while a man of 69 is not out of his prime, a woman being inaugurated at that age is well past her “sell-by” date.  However one feels about Hillary, do Pruden or Republicans like Mitch McConnell, with his recent “Golden Girls” jibes think ageism is a...

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07 Aug 2013

Sexually Compulsive Politicians: Who Is Paying The Price?

On Finlay & Smart Talk, John Smart and I challenged the world of sexually compulsive and/or predatory politicians and public figures like NYC Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, former Governor Eliot Spitzer and more…What makes these men tick?  And why do we continue to give them chances on such a big stage? What effect are they having on the rest of...

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